Communication Studies

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Department of Communication Studies

Communication Studies seeks to understand communication and to improve its practice in a variety of relationships. We focus on two person and family communication, communication in small groups and in large organizations, communication across communities, the nature of language and symbols, and the nature of argument and persuasion in political settings and in social movements. We are a department recognized for its world-renowned researchers, top-ranked graduate programs, and award-winning teachers. 


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Department News

Texas Speech Seniors

National Champions Again

Texas Speech 2024 American Forensic Association National Champions

Roselia Award

Faculty Member Awarded

Roselia Mendez Murillo Wins Distinguished Award

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Graduate Program

Annual Recruitment Day a Success

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Endowed Lecture

Efforts Underway to Raise $30K for Barry Brummett Endowed Lecture

Upcoming Events

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    Our second colloquium speaker of the spring semester is Dr. Kristina Scharp of Rutgers University. Dr. Scharp will be making two presentations for us: a workshop on qualitative data analysis and a colloquium about her cutting-edge research in interpersonal communication.
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    Please join CMS for informal brown bag lunches to socialize with colleagues and graduate students!
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    CMS Honors Day will be held at the DMC 2nd floor auditorium, DMC 2.106.

If you want to challenge yourself intellectually, personally, professionally...if you want to make an impact on society, you should apply...

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